Week-end Review, 3/5/10: Links from across the Blogiverse

Question of the Week: Do you have a Social Media Policy?
Some bloggers have developed and posted their comment policies, but this is a bit more wide-ranging: Do you have a Social Media Policy? Amy posted hers, and I’m thinking I’ll follow her lead with one of my own. It will become part of my “About Me and My Blog” page (yes, I have one of those now), and I’ll post the whole thing once it’s done, but I have a couple of areas done already. I discussed my comment policy earlier this week, and will incorporate it into the general SMP.

If I know you directly, either offline or via other media (blog, book, etc.), I’ll follow you on Twitter. If we have some Twitter connections in common, I’ll almost always follow you back if you’re following me. If I don’t know you, and you have an uninformative profile, I may not follow you back. If you’re a marketer/promoter/potential spammer, I probably won’t follow you back and may actively block you from following me.

I rarely tweet via phone or on the weekends, but I’m on and off Twitter during the weekdays. I tweet links to my blog posts, my shared posts from Google Reader, and random observations and personal updates. I re-tweet both on request and at my own discretion. I especially like the conversational aspect of Twitter. I often jump into conversations I’m following – like it or not! – and will usually @reply to anyone who @replies to me.

You may as well know I’m not a very good Facebook friend, mainly because I’m rarely there. Most of my updates on Facebook are my own blog posts, which feed into the Notes section of my profile, and I don’t play any of the Facebook games. Still, if you’d like to be Facebook friends anyway, look me up. I accept most friend requests if I know you in person, and I have recently begun adding online friends as well. I occasionally send friend requests based on those “people you may know” suggestions, too.

If you have questions, suggestions, or other feedback on what I’ve got so far, or what you think a Social Media Policy should include generally, let me know in the comments!

Dispatches: Links of the Week

The inclusiveness of tech, or when the misfits find one another. Speaking of inclusion: the 2010 U.S. Census is coming – and kids count (and need to be counted) too!

A healthy new relationship with food

You know those goodies you were given for review on your blog? Are they taxable? Kim asked the tax guy, and shared the answers

Being half-inspired, or how giving half can be giving more (note to SoCal folks: the Salwens – father and daughter – will be speaking and signing their book tomorrow, March 6, 6 PM, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena)
On the firing line! Who would you add to Debbie‘s list?

If Anna gets to even half the topics on her editorial calendar for this year, they’ll be worth reading (don’t miss “Bacon Month” in November)!

New Arrivals in Google Reader

a moon, worn as if it had been a shell (Elizabeth A. also contributes to the LA Moms Blog)

Friday Fill-ins#166

1. Why are you making soup when it’s 90 degrees outside!?
2. I want you to take this cake over to the neighbors’ house.
3. If you come to my house for dinner next time, then it will be on my terms.
4. Let’s add some more wine to the sauce and see what happens.
5. I could use a little more garlic in this chicken.
6. Let’s move into the living room and then we’ll have coffee and dessert in there.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to an evening of unwinding, tomorrow my plans include grocery shopping and my (little) nephew’s baseball game, weather permitting and Sunday, I want to enjoy the great food my sister and brother-in-law will serve at my (big) nephew’s birthday party!

(I was making Thursday-night dinner while I was filling these in, which is the reason for the food fixation!)

Blogthings Quiz of the Week

You Are a Hippie
You may not have long hair or a closet full of tie-dye, but you definitely dance to the beat of your own drum. (And you may even play the drum as well.)
You are a true free spirit. You don’t let yourself be weighed down by rules and expectations.

You are creative, philosophical, and caring. You want everyone to have a better life.
For you, the worst thing in the world is being stuck in some rat race. You’d rather be broke than have to wear a suit every day.

Have a great weekend – and don’t forget to set your clocks ahead tomorrow night!

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